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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000019.txt from 1999/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Crystal mouthpieces
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 00:37:40 -0500

At 01:42 PM 4/1/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Subject: [kl] Re: Crystal mouthpieces
>> If the upper register is good, but the chalumeau
>> weak, try getting it refaced.
>> Chris
>If this is an O'brien mouthpiece contact Roger Garrett. He does a beautiful
>job refacing these.
>Marty Marks

Marty is very kind - he sent several, and they all turned out pretty well.
But I will say that they wreak havoc on the tools and sandpaper. The
inconsistency between same numbered Obriens is amazing - but if you find
that one that you really like - be sure not to chip it!!

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Concert Band/Symphonic Winds/Titan Band
Advisor, Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University
Office: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3411

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